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2022 Clendening Fellows Presentations
We encourage you to attend to learn more about their research projects and their experiences in general. The schedule follows below. We will meet in the Clendening Auditorium (2004 Robinson) at 12 noon (CT). A Zoom link follows below for those who would like to join virtually. Lunches will be available for those attending in person.

Wednesday, November 2
Kavya Nataraj - "An analysis of treatment approaches to PCOS in Biomedicine versus Siddha Medicine"
Mentor: Dr. Carla Keirns
Michael Arnold - "Where Policy Meet Reality: Assessing the Impact of Banning Menthol and Other Tobacco Flavoring on African American Smokers"
Mentors: Dr. Christopher Crenner, Dr. Nikki Nollen, Dr. Elly Leavens

Thursday, November 3
Andrew Smith - "The Nature of Memory: A Phenomenological Examination of the Lived Experience of Alzheimer's Disease"
Mentors: Dr. James Kallail, Dr. Ryan Fagan
Ashlyn Lipnicky - "Analysis of the Desegregation Events at the University of Kansas School of Medicine"
Mentors: Dr. Jason Glenn, Dr. Shawn Alexander

Friday, November 4
Amu Nuney - “Sociocultural Narratives of Heart Disease Management in Indigenous Communities of Northeast Kansas”
Mentor: Dr. Jason Glenn
Sarani Pachalla - "Prioritization of Postpartum Depression Resources for Women with Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Quality Improvement Project"
Mentors: Dr. Carla Keirns, Dr. Caitlin Linscheid

Tuesday, November 8
Randall Schmidt - "Pictures that Speak: A Photovoice Case Study on Health Barriers affecting Congolese Refugee Mothers"
Mentors: Dr. Joseph LeMaster, Dr. Ryan Fagan
Aroog Khaliq - "A Narrative Approach to Challenging Situations with Patients"
Mentors: Dr. Ryan Fagan, Dr. Joseph LeMaster

Thursday, November 10
Lipilekha Mukherjee - "The lived experience of individuals with thalassemia in Eastern India"
Mentors: Dr. Samuel Ofei-Dohdoo, Dr. Kallail, Dr. Rajib de
Rahel Eshete - "Disparities in healthcare in burn patients based on Race, gender, age, socioeconomic status and geographic location"
Mentors: Dr. Tarris Rosell, Dr. Jody Olson, Dr. Dorothy Hughes

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Friday, November 18
12 noon - 1:00 pm
Clendening Amphitheater
2004 Robinson And Virtual
Lunch provided for in person attendees
David Cantor, PhD
Dr. Cantor will speak on his book; Challenge: Science Against Cancer

Friday, December 16
The Friesen Lecture in the History of Surgery
Virtual Presentation -
In collaboration with Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
12 noon - 1:00 pm
Sally Frampton, MD
The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities
Oxford University
"Birth at the Jaws of Death: Caesarean Section in the Nineteenth Century"

Caesarean section is a ubiquitous presence in modern medicine. In the US they account for around 1 in 3 births. This lecture will trace the early development of the practice, drawing on sources from a range of national contexts. In the late nineteenth century, as doctors increasingly turned to the procedure in desperate cases of obstructed  labour, a complex ethical dialogue emerged around its practice, at the heart of which was a question as to the relative value of the mother and child's lives. This lecture will draw together the medical, cultural, and religious threads which underlay the operation's use (and resistance to it) and elucidate the experiences of both patients and practitioners entangled within its early use.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
History and Philosophy of Medicine

Mail Stop 1025
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Tel: 913-588-7098 | Fax: 913-588-7060